Executive Chiropractic of Iowa Encourages Adding Mindfulness to Chiropractic Back Pain Care

Mind-body-SPINE connection. We hear much about the mind-body connection. Since we are a member of the chiropractic profession, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa adds “spine” to this connection, making it much more specific to what we observe in our West Des Moines back pain and neck pain patients. When the spine hurts, the mind and body cannot help but hurt, too. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa designs individualized West Des Moines chiropractic treatment plans for spine pain, back pain, neck pain and related arm and leg pain sufferers that include chiropractic treatment, nutrition, and home exercise. The addition of mindfulness practices to these spine care practices is many times beneficial and encouraged.


Spine pain, back pain, neck pain wears on a person. Pain frequently keeps a sufferer from accomplishing what he or she wants/needs to do and from enjoying life. When working with your West Des Moines chiropractor at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa on the physical pain relief, a back pain patient can take a mindful approach to coping with the mind’s struggle with the pain and associated depression and/or fluctuating levels of sadness is found to help. In a study of lumbar disc herniation patients with back pain who used a mindfulness-based therapy, researchers discovered that mindfulness-based treatment had a positive effect on pain beliefs and psychological well-being. (1) Additionally, researchers found that even in countries with accessible, well-developed mental health services, underutilization of those services is common. It is better than it used to be with all the notice mental health has seen of late. Many do not seek it out as they may. One interesting note about those who do seek help resulted from their knowing someone with a mental health issue which positively influenced them to seek help for their own issue. (2) Whether you know someone who has a mental health issue or not, don’t avoid seeking assistance with depression related to West Des Moines back pain. Today, there are numerous options to get support for pain-related depression. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers evidence-based treatment via the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to cope with the physical aspect of spine pain and encourages our West Des Moines back pain sufferers to consider using a mindfulness practice to deal with the mind’s mental side of spine pain.

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains the spinal care for back pain relief with Cox® Technic and integration of methods like mindfulness, nutrition, exercise, etc.

Schedule your next West Des Moines chiropractic appointment with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. Managing the “spine” part of the mind-body-spine connection is chiropractic’s forte. Including a mindfulness approach is a West Des Moines chiropractic patient’s choice, one that is showing itself to be beneficial.

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa presents the benefits of mindfulness-based therapy for sufferers dealing with depression and frustration with back pain. 
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